Rojo “Was Curious If He Was Going To Maintain All Of His Speed”

July 25th, 2019

It’s a three-man team on the Buccaneers preseason broadcasts on WFLA-TV, Ronde Barber, Chris Myers and Dangerous Dan Lucas.

Lucas is the chief sports anchor on Ch. 8, the guy who sits down with the Buccaneers head coaches at One Buc Palace the Monday following each game.

Lucas strayed from the video side of things today and jumped on the WDAE-AM airwaves to talk Bucs. He’s “concerned” about the Bucs run game and is putting a target on the back of Peyton Barber, meaning that’s the guy Lucas will have has eyes on during the dog days of training camp.

Chris Godwin? Lucas suggested the Bucs’ 2017 third-round pick could land on the side of the stadium when the new faces on the facade appear later this summer. Lucas also quipped that the Bucs could pick as many as four coaches for fans to look at as they drive down Dale Mabry Highway.

It’s a pure judgment year for America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, says Lucas, who will be dialed in to Jameis’ decision-making.

A recent interview with Ronald Jones left Lucas feeling like RoJo “had a new lease on life.” Interestingly, Lucas said RoJo “was curious if he was going to maintain all of his speed” with the weight he has added. But Lucas was rather upbeat about a RoJo improvement noting that he has a track-training background.

With a nod to the suffering of Bucs fans, Lucas said fans have “earned the right to shake your head and say, ‘I’ll believe it when I see it'” when it comes to the kicking woes. “You’ve had the league laughing at us,” he said.

Lucas also called Vernon Hargreaves “a smart kid” and believes he’s primed for a bounce back under the new coaching staff.

Good stuff from Lucas. Joe was intrigued to hear that the new beefed up Rojo himself, who has added about 15 pounds, is unsure of the effects on his speed. Joe’s not sure what to make of that. Thankfully, the preseason kicks off in 15 short days.

21 Responses to “Rojo “Was Curious If He Was Going To Maintain All Of His Speed””

  1. I Bleed Pewter Says:

    more group think, same tired conversaton

  2. 74 Bucs Fan Says:

    I’ll take the 15 pounds over losing a slight bit of speed. Blazing speed on a slight frame leads to the PUP list.

    Now, having a hole to run through would help – regardless of speed or size.

  3. 813bucboi Says:

    screw the speed… worried about his vision and balance….

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  4. AlteredEgo Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    Hope RoJo’s hamstrings hold up…

  5. Pryda...sec147 Says:

    Not worried i just want everyone to stay healthy!!! We have an actual coaching staff with a winning background well be great !

  6. Dewey Selmon Says:

    He looks thicker and his face looks wider in that pic. Good luck RoJo!

  7. Race to 10 Says:

    15 short day so hard to believe but csnt wait for the season to kick off. Seems like theres too much downtime and national media makes being a buc fan brutal in the offseason

  8. joestang Says:

    He still has his speed, he falls faster than any other running back.

  9. BA FAN Says:

    Can’t wait for the pads come on and let’s see if our OL can open holes against our first string defense. If yes Rojo and Barber will both look great this year and then Jameis will shine too and cut down turnovers and up his TD totals!

  10. EvolvingBucsFan Says:

    Gaining 15 Lbs is ok as I’m sure some of that might melt a little during training camp, 10-15Lbs above his normal is good as long as his strengths improves too, gonna need to break those tackles.

  11. Go Bucs 72 Says:

    Hopefully he gains 15 IQ points to increase his ability to learn a playbook.

  12. Ghost of Darrell Henderson Says:

    Got to maintain that 4.65 speed.

  13. Cgmaster27 Says:

    Ghost he ran a 4.4 what exactly are you talking about?

  14. teacherman777 Says:

    @ghost of darrell henderson


    Rojo runs more upright than Legarrette Blount!

    He has worse hands than Blount!

    And he cant pass protect just like Blount!

    And he cant break tackles like Mike Glennon!

  15. Siege the Bay Says:

    I’m convinced rojo just needed to put on 10 pounds to be a better rb. He went down on first contact way too many times last year. He’s gonna be solid this year. literarlly

  16. FrankPillow Says:

    A a bigger, slower RoJo will be about as useful as a slimmer, faster RoJo

  17. Kobe Faker Says:


    Our 199lber spent the offseason on the bench building his worthless bloated upper body

    He should have been on the squat rack and doing box jumps to build his toothpick legs to get faster and with burst

    Who is working with these busts?”

    Kobe Faker

  18. mark2001 Says:

    15 lbs. wouldn’t effect my speed…well, maybe I’d go from very slow to slowest…but I doubt it.

  19. mark2001 Says:

    But really… the guy is just 21. Part of that 15 lbs. might be eaten up in maturity…going from young man muscle to adult muscle and maturity. So I will reserve judgement. If he was in his middle to late 20’s and added it, I would be more concerned.

  20. Bojim Says:

    Don’t think Rojo forgot how to run. 15 lbs or not.

  21. Alanbucsfan Says:

    Some of these posters remind me of the guys in the barbershop in the movie “Hoosiers”